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Do you feel like you just can’t get everything done that you need to? Are you tired even though you get plenty of sleep? Do you ever feel like you simply just can’t catch up on life in general? We all go full steam ahead at an abnormally fast pace these days. Work, school, kids, friends, meetings, appointments, errands, obligations, it can take its toll over time. Taking time for ourselves has somehow become taboo and labeled as selfish. Here is the big news folks, it’s not! If you constantly burn the candle at both ends, do you know what you end up with? – A big unhappy … [Read more...]

What is DBT?


When clients ask me about Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), a treatment developed by Marsha M. Linehan that offers assistance to those affected by anxiety, depression, self-harm, trauma, and substance abuse, I educate them on the four modules of treatment. These are, mindfulness, emotion regulation, interpersonal regulation and distress tolerance or radical acceptance. During our first sessions, you will learn that mindfulness is learning to be in control of your mind instead of letting your mind control you. You will be gently guided on a series of pleasant exercises to raise awareness … [Read more...]

Recovery Yoga Helps Those with Addiction

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Since 1939, those with addictions have been able to utilize the 12-step program to heal themselves of their addiction. Recovery yoga works with both the 12-step method and yoga as a holistic approach to addressing the multi-dimensional self.  In essence, addiction tends to “separate” the self from ourselves and those around us. Yoga is a discipline that unionizes the self physically, mentally and spiritually. In addition to those individuals who are battling through mental or physical addictions, those who are affected by someone going through an addiction can benefit from recovery yoga. … [Read more...]

Reaching out…


"No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world." ~ Robin Williams Some time has passed, and we continue to stand in awe as the number of new calls shows us how tragedy and loss can motivate others to find courage to reach out for help.  Our hearts continue to extend to Robin's soul, his family and friends, and to others who experience emotional pain and suffering every single day...there is a light at the end of the tunnel and emotional transformation is possible with support and hard work. Fame, lack of privacy, and other factors we may never understand prevent many … [Read more...]